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Methods of playing card games comprising saying the alphabet with words, saying words with words, and saying the alphabet with words while saying words with words
7549863 Methods of playing card games comprising saying the alphabet with words, saying words with words, and saying the alphabet with words while saying words with words
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Inventor: Joiner
Date Issued: June 23, 2009
Application: 12/286,616
Filed: October 1, 2008
Inventors: Joiner; Timothy Gerard (Livermore, CA)
Assignee:
Primary Examiner: Fernstrom; Kurt
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U.S. Class: 434/129; 434/155
Field Of Search: 434/128; 434/129; 434/159; 434/157; 434/167; 434/156; 273/272; 273/299; 273/302; 273/429; 273/430
International Class: G09B 19/22
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Abstract: Method of Playing Card Games Consisting of Saying The Alphabet With Words and Saying Words With Words and Saying The Alphabet With Words While Saying Words is an enunciation game recognizing the pronunciation of letters as alphabet letters and the enunciation of additional words during the enunciation of any one word.
Claim: I claim:

1. A method of playing a card game by a plurality of players; comprising (a) providing a deck of 52 playing cards; each card having an identical identifying design on the back side,wherein 31 of the 52 cards are letter cards having one specific letter from the alphabet marked on the face side such that the five vowels A, E, I, O, and U are marked on two of the cards and each of the other letters of the alphabet is marked on onecard, and 21 cards are wild cards, such that 3 cards are marked as a single letter wild card; 15 cards are marked as single letter or multiple letter wild cards and 3 cards are marked as 2 times the same letter or more wild cards; (b) shuffling andstacking the deck face down into one pile for use by a plurality of players; (c) a player beginning their turn by removing the top card from the stack of face down cards, flipping it over face up and setting it down in a face up pile; (d) when the faceup card is one of the 31 letter cards the player must enunciate a word that pronounces the letter on the face up card as it is pronounced as an alphabet letter such that the player says an alphabet letter while saying a word; (e) when the face up cardis one of the 21 wild cards the player must enunciate a word the pronounces a letter as an alphabet letter per a specific requirement of the wild card; (f) awarding points to the player upon successful enunciation of a word as follows: one point for the31 lettered cards, one point for the 3 single letter wild cards; one point for each letter pronounced as an alphabet letter for the 15 single or multiple letter wild cards; two points for the first time plus one point for each additional time the sameletter is pronounced as an alphabet letter for the 3 wild cards marked as 2 times the same letter or more; (g) repeating steps (c)-(f) for each player in turn until all the cards in the face down pile have been played; and (h) adding the total pointsof each player to determine a winner.

2. A method of playing a card game by a plurality of players; comprising (a) providing a deck of 52 playing cards; each card having an identical identifying design on the back side, wherein 31 of the 52 cards are letter cards having onespecific letter from the alphabet marked on the face side such that the five vowels A, E, I, O, and U are marked on two of the cards and each of the other letters of the alphabet is marked on one card, and 21 cards are wild cards, such that 3 cards aremarked as a single letter wild card; 15 cards are marked as single letter or multiple letter wild cards and 3 cards are marked as 2 times the same letter or more wild cards; (b) shuffling and stacking the deck face down into one pile for use by aplurality of players; (c) a player beginning their turn by removing the top card from the stack of face down cards, flipping it over face up and setting it down in a face up pile; (d) when the face up card is one of the 31 letter cards the player mustenunciate a word that enunciates another word or words during its enunciation, but the word enunciated that enunciates another word or words must use the letter on the card as the first letter in its spelling; (e) when the face up card is one of the 21wild cards the player must enunciate any word that enunciates another word or words during its enunciation; (f) awarding points to the player upon successful enunciation of a word as follows: one point for each word that is enunciated during theenunciation of a word that fulfills the requirement of the card played from the deck; (g) repeating steps (c)-(f) for each player in turn until all the cards in the face down pile have been played; and (h) adding the total points of each player todetermine a winner.

3. A method of playing a card game by a plurality of players; comprising (a) providing a deck of 52 playing cards; each card having an identical identifying design on the back side, wherein 31 of the 52 cards are letter cards having onespecific letter from the alphabet marked on the face side such that the five vowels A, E, I, O, and U are marked on two of the cards and each of the other letters of the alphabet is marked on one card, and 21 cards are wild cards, such that 3 cards aremarked as a single letter wild card; 15 cards are marked as single letter or multiple letter wild cards and 3 cards are marked as 2 times the same letter or more wild cards; (b) shuffling and stacking the deck face down into one pile for use by aplurality of players; (c) a player beginning their turn by removing the top card from the stack of face down cards, flipping it over face up and setting it down in a face up pile; (d) when the face up card is one of the 31 letter cards the player mustenunciate a word that enunciates another word or words during its enunciation and pronounces a letter or letters from the alphabet as an alphabet letter; such that the letter from the card is either the first letter in the spelling of the enunciatedword or is pronounced as an alphabet letter during its enunciation; (e) when the face up card is one of the 21 wild cards the player must enunciate any word that enunciates another word or words during its enunciation and pronounces a letter or lettersfrom the alphabet as an alphabet letter; (f) awarding points to the player upon successful enunciation of a word as follows: one point for each letter pronounced during the enunciation of the word played, one point for each word that is enunciatedduring the enunciation of the word played; two points for any word enunciated during the enunciation of the played word that can also double as being a letter pronounced as an alphabet letter; (g) repeating steps (c)-(f) for each player in turn untilall the cards in the face down pile have been played; and (h) adding the total points of each player to determine a winner.
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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

This application is a continuation in part to application Ser. No. 12/074,896 This invention falls into the field of educational games.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF INVENTION

Saying The Alphabet With Words is an enunciation game that identifies the pronunciation of letters as alphabet letters in the enunciation of any one word. Saying Words With Words is an enunciation game that identifies additional words during theenunciation of any one word. Saying The Alphabet With Words While Saying Words With Words is an enunciation game that identifies the pronunciation of letters as alphabet letters and the enunciation of additional words during the enunciation of the sameone word.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING

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DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

What is Means

I. The enunciation of any word in the English language that pronounces a letter or letter's from the alphabet as an alphabet letter earns I point per letter pronounced as an alphabet letter and this game is referred to as Saying The Alphabet WithWords. Examples: 1. The word MAKE pronounces the letter A as an alphabet letter and the letter A is worth 1 point 2. The word SHOW pronounces the letter O as an alphabet letter and the letter O is worth 1 point. 3. The word EAT pronounces the letterE as an alphabet letter and the letter E is worth 1 point. 4. The word MARIE pronounces the letter E as an alphabet letter. The letter E earn 1 point. 5. The word CELEBRATE pronounces the letter L and A as alphabet letters and the letter L and A areworth 1 point each for a total of 2 points. 6. The word MICROWAVE pronounces the letter I, O, and A as alphabet Letters and the letters I, O, and A are worth 1 point each for a total of 3 points. 7. The word GAINSAY pronounces the letter A as analphabet letter two times each time worth 1 point for a total of 2 points. 8. The word SELENIUM pronounces the letter E as an alphabet letter two times. Each time is worth 1 point for a total of 2 points. 9. The word BELL pronounces the letter L asan alphabet letter Although there are two L's in the spelling of the word BELL, the letter L is pronounced only once. Therefore, the word BELL is worth 1 point. 10. The word MAYBE pronounces the letters A, B, and E as alphabet letters. This word isworth 3 points because three different letters from the alphabet are pronounced as alphabet letters, each letter being worth 1 point. 11. The word BEEHIVE pronounces the letters B, E, and I as alphabet letters. This word is worth 3 points becausethree different letters from the alphabet are pronounced as alphabet letters, each letter being worth 1 point. 12. The word SEA pronounces the letter C and E as an alphabet letter. The word SEA is worth 2 point for the pronunciation of the letter C.

II The enunciation of any word in the English language that enunciates other words during its enunciation earns 1 point per additional word enunciated this is referred to as Saying Words with Words. Examples: 1. The word BASH enunciates theword ASH. The word ASH earns 1 point. 2. The word FAN enunciates the word AN. The word AN earns 1 point. 3. The word FARE enunciates the word AIR. The word AIR earns 1 point. 4. The word I enunciates the word EYE. The word EYE earns point. 5. The word HAZMAT enunciates the word AS, the word MAT, and the word AT. AS earns 1 point, MAT earns 1 point, and AT earns 1 point. The word HAZMAT is worth a total of 3 point.

III. The enunciation of any word in the English Language that pronounces a letter or Letters from the alphabet as an alphabet letter and enunciates other words during the enunciation earns 1 point per letter pronounced as an alphabet letter and1 point per additional word enunciated this is referred to as Saying The Alphabet While Saying Words With Words.

All the rules applied in I, II, are combined to form III.

Examples 1. The word LOIS pronounces the letter O as an alphabet letter. The letter O earns 1 point. The word LOIS enunciates the word LOW and OH and OWE. The word LOW and the word OH and the word OWE are each worth 1 point. The word LOIS isworth 4 points. 2. The word ROYALTY pronounces the letter T and E as an alphabet letter. letter earns 1 point. The word ROYALTY enunciates the word ROY. The word ROY earns 1 point. The word ROYALTY earns a total of 3 points. 3. The word GYMNASIUMpronounces the letter A and the Z as alphabet letters. The letter A earns 1 point and the letter Z earns point. The word GYMNASIUM enunciates the word JIM. The word JIM earns 1 point.

The word GYMNASIUM earns a total of 3 points.

How to Play

1. Saying The Alphabet with Words

A method of playing a card game by a plurality of players; comprising

(a) providing a deck of 52 playing cards; each card having an identical identifying design on the back side, wherein 31 of the 52 cards are letter cards having one specific letter from the alphabet marked on the face side such that the fivevowels A, E, I, O, and U are marked on two of the cards and each of the other letters of the alphabet is marked on one card, and 21 cards are wild cards, such that 3 cards are marked as a single letter wild card; 15 cards are marked as single letter ormultiple letter wild cards and 3 cards are marked as 2 times the same letter or more wild cards;

(b) shuffling and stacking the deck face down into one pile for use by a plurality of players;

(c) a player beginning their turn by removing the top card from the stack of face down cards, flipping it over face up and setting it down in a face up pile;

(d) when the face up card is one of the 31 letter cards the player must enunciate a word that pronounces the letter on the face up card as it is pronounced as an alphabet letter such that the player says an alphabet letter while saying a word;

(e) when the face up card is one of the 21 wild cards the player must enunciate a word the pronounces a letter as an alphabet letter per a specific requirement of the wild card;

(f) awarding points to the player upon successful enunciation of a word as follows: one point for the 31 lettered cards, one point for the 3 single letter wild cards; one point for each letter pronounced as an alphabet letter for the single ormultiple letter wild cards; two points for the first time plus one point for each additional time the same letter is pronounced as an alphabet letter for the 3 wild cards marked as 2 times the same letter or more; repeating steps (c)-(f) for each playerin turn until all the cards in the face down pile have been played; and

(h) adding the total points of each player to determine a winner.

2. Saying Words with Words

A method of playing a card game by a plurality of players; comprising

(a) providing a deck of 52 playing cards; each card having an identical identifying design on the back side, wherein 31 of the 52 cards are letter cards having one specific letter from the alphabet marked on the face side such that the fivevowels A, E, I, O, and U are marked on two of the cards and each of the other letters of the alphabet is marked on one card, and 21 cards are wild cards, such that 3 cards are marked as a single letter wild card; 15 cards are marked as single letter ormultiple letter wild cards and 3 cards are marked as 2 times the same letter or more wild cards;

(b) shuffling and stacking the deck face down into one pile for use by a plurality of players;

(c) a player beginning their turn by removing the top card from the stack of face down cards, flipping it over face up and setting it down in a face up pile;

(d) when the face up card is one of the 31 letter cards the player must enunciate a word that enunciates another word or words during its enunciation, but the word enunciated that enunciates another word or words must use the letter on the cardas the first letter in its spelling;

(e) when the face up card is one of the 21 wild cards the player must enunciate any word that enunciates another word or words during its enunciation;

(f) awarding points to the player upon successful enunciation of a word as follows: one point for each word that is enunciated during the enunciation of a word that fulfills the requirement of the card played from the deck;

(g) repeating steps (c)-(f) for each player in turn until all the cards in the face down pile have been played; and

(h) adding the total points of each player to determine a winner.

3. Saying the Alphabet While Saying Words with Words

A method of playing a card game by a plurality of players; comprising

(a) providing a deck of 52 playing cards; each card having an identical identifying design on the back side, wherein 31 of the 52 cards are letter cards having one specific letter from the alphabet marked on the face side such that the fivevowels A, E, I, O, and U are marked on two of the cards and each of the other letters of the alphabet is marked on one card, and 21 cards are wild cards, such that 3 cards are marked as a single letter wild card; 15 cards are marked as single letter ormultiple letter wild cards and 3 cards are marked as 2 times the same letter or more wild cards;

(b) shuffling and stacking the deck face down into one pile for use by a plurality of players;

(c) a player beginning their turn by removing the top card from the stack of face down cards, flipping it over face up and setting it down in a face up pile;

(d) when the face up card is one of the 31 letter cards the player must enunciate a word that enunciates another word or words during its enunciation and pronounces a letter or letters from the alphabet as an alphabet letter; such that the letterfrom the card is either the first letter in the spelling of the enunciated word or is pronounced as an alphabet letter during its enunciation;

(e) when the face up card is one of the 21 wild cards the player must enunciate any word that enunciates another word or words during its enunciation and pronounces a letter or letters from the alphabet as an alphabet letter;

(f) awarding points to the player upon successful enunciation of a word as follows: one point for each letter pronounced during the enunciation of the word played, one point for each word that is enunciated during the enunciation of the wordplayed; two points for any word enunciated during the enunciation of the played word that can also double as being a letter pronounced as an alphabet letter;

(g) repeating steps (c)-(f) for each player in turn until all the cards in the face down pile have been played; and

(h) adding the total points of each player to determine a winner.

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